Webcom adds 7.5 million hardcover books per year to its manufacturing capacity with acquisition of York Bookbinders

Toronto-based Webcom has signed an agreement to acquire York Bookbinders (Scarborough, Ontario), a 34-year-old business specializing in hardcover book bindery services. The deal is expected to close on April 27, 2018. The acquisition adds to the $30 million of Webcom’s digital book manufacturing investments and “reconfirms its commitment to meet the growing publisher demand for … Read more →

ISA’s 2018 Sign Expo attracts a record 20,000-plus attendees

The ISA (International Sign Association) International Sign Expo 2018 held March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, attracted a record-setting 20,387 visitors – making it the largest ISA Sign Expo in Orlando and one of the largest in ISA Sign Expo history. Also, the tradeshow floor was the largest ever for the event. “Significant weather issues throughout … Read more →

Canon imagePrograf TX-3000 MFP T36 Printer wins wide-format and signage awards

Canon Solutions America has announced that its imagePrograf TX-3000 MFP T36 large-format printer has received two awards after being voted on by Printing News readers – one for Ink & Toner: Aqueous/Durable Aqueous/Latex Ink/Dye-Sub, and the other for Output Devices: Engineering Printer. “Technology advances have allowed Canon to design solutions to help improve productivity, maximize … Read more →

Mark Andy acquires Presstek in another major industry merger

On the heels of the recently announced Goss/Manroland Web merger set for later this year, as well as the Fujifilm/Xerox deal previously revealed, another major industry acquisition has occurred. Mark Andy, a leader in the label and packaging space, has acquired Presstek, a global supplier of DI (Direct-Imaging) offset plates and presses, CTP solutions and … Read more →

Investor|COM enhances bindery with Standard/Horizon Finishing System from KBR Graphics

Investor|COM, an investor communication solutions company, has installed a Standard/Horizon HOF-400 with SPF/FC-200A, high-speed Sheet Feeder and Booklet-Making System at its Brantford, Ontario location. Purchased from KBR Graphics, the Canadian distributor for Standard/Horizon Finishing products, it was the second complete automated system purchased since 2014. Investor|COM added this second high-speed sheet feeder and booklet maker … Read more →

Ryerson University’s Job Fair a resounding success – again

Ryerson University’s annual Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Job Fair event in downtown Toronto is an opportunity for employers to network and interview enthusiastic students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. This year’s Job Fair took place Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (Old Maple Leaf Gardens, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto). Registered … Read more →

Canon imagePrograf TX Series now compatible with Onyx Software

Continuing its collaboration with third-party companies, Canon U.S.A. has announced that its newest imagePrograf large-format printers, the TX Series, are now compatible with Onyx Graphics’ Onyx 12.2 Software, an intuitive wide-format print workflow and RIP (Raster Image Processor) software solution. As a result of this combination, customers familiar with Canon’s TX Series devices will notice … Read more →

Kruk is new President of Pantone and X-Rite

X-Rite and Pantone have announced the appointment of Ondrej Kruk as President. Kruk brings a combination of commercial and operational experience to Pantone and X-Rite, and will lead the continued expansion of Pantone and X-Rite’s product and solutions portfolio beyond colour to material appearance. “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to lead a company with … Read more →

Prime Visual Marketing adds second EFI VUTEk high-speed inkjet press

Prime Visual Marketing (Concord, Ontario), a specialist in high-end retail POP and POS static and interactive/digital displays – with a huge array of in-house design, print and finishing capabilities – has installed its second EFI VUTEk HS100 Pro Digital Inkjet Press with EFI Fiery proServer Premium DFEs. The visual marketing company uses the presses to … Read more →

Running joins HP Canada’s sales team

HP Canada has added industry veteran Greg Running to its General Commercial Sales team. He brings with him 25 years’ experience, most recently with Kodak Canada for 11 years as its Canadian Sales Director. He’ll be responsible for HP Indigo’s full product line in Western Canada, as well as HP PageWide web press solutions. While … Read more →

HP introduces the world’s smallest laser printers in their class

Calling them the world’s smallest laser printers in their class, HP has unveiled its HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series that are “designed to give micro and small business owners unparalleled fast and productive printing that fits absolutely anywhere.” “The micro-business economy has never been stronger, and today’s entrepreneurs are looking for smaller, design-oriented … Read more →